Wheal Jane Group

Leicester geologists visit Wheal Jane to see our past and future

Leicester geologists at Wheal JaneOn a warm Cornish spring day last week, 26 Leicester University students enjoyed presentations and a chance to visit installations and mineral processing work taking place at Wheal Jane.

The visit, hosted by the Wheal Jane Group, included a talk on the history of the site, present operations and the ongoing ‘Masterplan’ for the site’s development and remediation. After taking a look at the shaft head, the group toured the Wardell Armstrong International pilot plant to see mineral grinding, milling, separation and floatation test work in action.

Daniel Smith, lecturer in Applied and Environmental Geology at Leicester University who led the group, commented; ‘On behalf of our group, I’d like to once again say a big thank you for hosting us at Wheal Jane. As ever, you gave us an excellent run through of the past, present and future of the site. Always a pleasure to visit, and we hope to return next year too.’

Bernard Ballard of the Wheal Jane Group added; ‘It is good for students to be able to see the Cornish minerals industry in action, especially these students studying geology. We hope it helps them in their current studies and their future careers.’

31st March 2017


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